One of the best feelings when you’re planning a trip is when you can find secret coupon codes to save you a killer amount of money. For the past decade I’ve been using a variety of hidden car rental coupon codes that have helped to reduce the cost of my travel significantly. There have been […]
Some guy's definition: Travel hacking is the art of collecting frequent flyer miles and points to travel for free.
Now travel hacking isn't limited to just collecting points nor is it about travelling completely for free. My version of travel hacking is all about being travel savvy and being to take advantage known or unknown deals, workarounds, "hacks", and sometimes loopholes to come out on top and travel better (whether that means cheaper, longer, or happier).
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It’s an age-old question…or at least it has been haunting me for a long time. I guess it was just one of those things where it seemed like a gray line so I always avoided it. NEXUS is after all a program between Canada and the USA to allow the easy crossing of borders (or […]
Here’s a neat little trick. As some of you may know, grabbing an Uber at an airport can either be impossible because of the rules of the airport or the prices are jacked up because of their auto pricing model. If you’re in either of these scenarios, you’re going to want to keep reading because […]
Holding status with hotel loyalty programs is hard especially if you don’t travel for business. Even with my previous job, I knew I wouldn’t be staying enough nights at Hilton properties to make Gold so I started looking for ways to get it without much work. I was looking to get status with the Honors […]
Whether you’re travelling within the US or passing through, there’s a high probability that you’ll be going through one of the world’s biggest hubs, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD). What’s the first thing you do when you land in an airport these days? You look for wifi of course! I imagine you’re feeling the exact […]
You don’t have to be a jetsetter to collect a lot of frequent flyer points. In fact, they key to building up a nice cachet of points is by signing up for and using the right credit cards. The question of course most people have though is, “what Canadian credit card should I sign up […]
Everyone wants to be a travel hacker but for a seasoned traveller, it’s not always entirely clear how the heck these travel hackers do their thing. If you’re like me, you’re tuned onto the fact that points are key and credit cards are a big way to build up your cache fast. Collecting points is only […]
We’re all used to using searching for flights in this day and age. You know which cities you’re going from and to and you pick the dates. If you’re lucky, the search engine will let you be flexible on dates by say +/- 3 days. After your results are in you’re able to filter. Now […]
Hot off the press everyone! I just discovered a pretty awesome way of getting instantly upgraded to Gold status with Hilton Honors hotel loyalty program. It’s not really a hack but something Hilton has made available to Accenture employees. The power of gold As you know I’m a big Hilton guy so news like this […]
The Hilton Honors program has gone through a lot of changes over the past years but there have always been a very small subset of hotels that were incredibly cheap on points. They’re in areas that you would least expect so without further ado, here are the best Hilton Honors Category 1 hotels that only […]